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New vaccine shows promise for COPD patients at risk for pneumonia

A new vaccine against pneumonia may offer better protection from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients than the currently accepted vaccine, according to recent research that will be published in the September 15 issue of the American Journal of the Respiratory and Critical Care Journal, a publication of the American Thoracic Society.

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Conspiracy Nation v. The Swine Flu Vaccine

The swine flu pandemic isn’t a simple situation. But it’s straightforward enough -- a race to make enough vaccine to treat hundreds of millions of people before they’re sickened by a particularly virulent strain of flu virus, which is being spread worldwide thanks to a highly mobile global population.

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Take The Shot

Is the so-called Novel Swine Influenza A (H1N1) a fluke? Is it about to disappear from the landscape as another 'could have been' red-herring danger like the bird flu that failed to materialize? The answer to these questions is definitely 'no!'

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